Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hallowbeer 2012 at “The Cheese Steak Shop” Fort Strip

The Cheese Steak Shop Manila brings back Hallowbeer, a night of spooks and booze, this year to be held at its new branch in The Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City, on October 27, 2012.  

In the spirit of Oktoberfest, The Cheese Steak Shop culminates this beer month with the traditional night of fun and overflowing beer.  But this year guests are challenged to take part in the first ever Hallowbeer-Pong Tourney! Teams of two or three members will battle it out with other cheesesteakers for a chance to win P3,000 worth of gift certificates and prizes.  To guarantee a slot in the elimination round, teams must pre-register by emailing their team name and members’ names to  Games begin at 8pm sharp.  

Indie dance-rock band Tey’s Revenge breaks it down to an acoustic set for The Cheese Steak Shop guests enjoying their local and imported beers in between beer-pong matches at the Central Esplanade of the Fort Strip.

Calling All Mobile App Developers!

Do you have the best and creative ideas in your mind which nags for freedom? Do you have what it takes to be one of the ‘elite’ mobile developers in the country? Or perhaps you are an aspiring geek who yearns for spotlight to come and notice your existence? Then you spot the right place.

Smart DevNet & WebGeek finally opened their doors (and even the window) for all of the mobile developers all around the nation to engage in #4SQHackPH is an all-day mobile app hackathon. We envision that this will give rise to the most creative and most skillful team to deliver the best mobile application using foursquare API.

Paul Pajo, a Developer Evangelist of SMART Communications said that hackathon assemblies like #4SQHackPH is one good way of giving the developers proper recognition and acknowledgment for the apps they’ve formulated, constructed and created, since most of the time the public forgets all about them. He thinks it is just fair to make people remember that there is always a person working behind those applications they have been using and enjoying.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

DELL Philippines Conducts Recruitment Coaching

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Dell Philippines recently conducted its first ever Recruitment Coaching at the Jose Rizal University. The activity is part of the company’s efforts to help students prepare themselves for their future careers by providing them with job interview training and coaching for improvement.

Targeting 300 graduating students for a two-day session, Dell Talent Acquisition Adviser Chris Loyong together with Jose Rizal University Dean for Student Affairs Maria Luisa Saba (center), led the training with sessions on how to tackle interview questions; shared tips and advice on interview techniques; as well as evaluated their interview performance.

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Kimpoy Feliciano Grateful for Blessings Coming His Way

Online Sensation Kimpoy Feliciano attributes all the breakthrough opportunities coming his way to the love of his Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook friends. He was recently named by Malacanang as one of the country's Peace Ambassadors.
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“It is because of them that I get to do all these things, and for them, I would make sure that I give my 100% to everything that I have been blessed with,” says the New Zealand-based Kimpoy, who is the cover boy of the latest issue of Pinoy Song Mag. “I am inspired because of all the love I have been receiving.”

SM Cinema Brings the IMAX Experience to Davao

SM Cinema, the country’s leading film exhibitor, continues its quest to elevate this country’s cinematic experience by bringing in state-of-the-art theater technology. Introducing the IMAX Experience to the Filipinos is one of SM Cinema’s ways of delivering world-class quality entertainment.

One of the highlights in the opening of SM Lanang Premier is the opening of the IMAX Theatre. IMAX Lanang opens with 467 seats and a digital projection system that can support both 2D and 3D films.

IMAX is the world’s leading film entertainment technology. It utilizes laser-aligned digital audio feed in addition to a revolutionary projection system that enhances image quality and display, delivering unparalleled and realistic sound and visuals.

Jason Fernandez Turns Over A New Leaf; Set to Release New Album

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Former Rivermaya frontman Jason Fernandez was just 18 years old when he won the Bagong Liwanag: The Search for the New Rivermaya Vocalist, and joined the third evolution of the famed band. Jason then left the band last year, and formed his own band Sta. Maria.

After more than a year, Jason, together with his band, is all set to release his debut album, under Ivory Music Video. The album is set for release next month.

According to Jason, this album marks another “Panimula” for him.

“I have been working on this album for the past year, and I am very proud with how everything turned out,” says Jason. “The wait is definitely worth it. The album follows my journey as a musician.”

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Safari-stic Saturday in Lions Park Residences

It’s going to be a Safari-stic Saturday at the Lions Park Residences on July 28,2012 as it opens its gates to families who would like to enjoy a day of fun and surprises with nature.  The event will allow both parents and kids to enjoy and experience Lions Park Residences’ community living that nurtures nature in urban living.  

Lions Park Residences, a project developed by CDC Holdings, Inc., offers low-rise condominium units, strategically located near commercial destinations, the Makati and Ortigas business districts as well as the new NAIA 3. The event will allow guests to explore the property’s lush surroundings complemented with its amenities such as the multi-purpose hall, a landscaped park, a resort-type swimming pool, and a playground complete with fish pond and butterfly garden.  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Music: Erik Santos Sings The Greatest Theme Songs

Prince of Pop Erik Santos stands out among his contemporaries because of his ability to convey a whole array of emotions through his songs, making him the most sought-after interpreter of theme songs.

He has breathed life to around 30 movie and TV themes– May Bukas Pa, Now That I Have You, Miss You Like Crazy, If You Asked Me To, Lupa, It Might Be You, Maging Sino Ka Man, Say You’ll Never Go, I’ll Never Go, among others. This is a feat achieved only by the Prince of Pop, who seems to be John Lloyd Cruz’s lucky charm because most of his hit movies had Erik as the singer of the theme. And with such achievements he has become the most requested interpreter of Teleserye and movie theme songs.

Erik, aside from being a prolific singer, is also an accomplished concert performer with numerous hit concerts to his name. He had sold-out concerts at the Music Museum, Meralco Theater, Aliw Theater, and Araneta Coliseum.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Jollibee Foods Corp and BPI Join Forces for HAPPYPLUS Card

Today, July 9, 2012, two proudly Pinoy companies have teamed up to introduce the first cashless payment rewards card in the country.

Jollibee Food Corporation (JFC), the country’s largest restaurant chain, and Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), one of the country’s leading commercial bank, launched the happyplus card at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
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 JFC Chairman and CEO Tony Tan Caktiong and BPI President Aurelio Montinola led the ceremonies of introducing the happyplus card to the public.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Urban Athletics' Pulse Saturdays: We Got D.I.B.S.

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ILL BEATS AND COOL MUSIC. Thyro and Yumi rocked the house down with their smooth vibe, wowing the crowds at the recent Pulse Saturday’s event in Urban Athletics.
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NOT JUST YOUR TYPICAL SHOE HAVEN.From “the” place for urban fashion, Urban Athletics transforms into a party venue flocked by the who’s who of hip hop music. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

TOSHIBA's new POWER TV PB200 Series

Toshiba’s new POWER TV series empowers the shift to LED TV with user-friendly and powerful features.

Philippines, 20th June 2012 –Toshiba (Philippines) Inc. today unveiled its latest POWER TV series of LED TVs, all integrating a new REGZA ENGINE that offers clearer pictures and superb sound quality. The 23-,32-, and 40-inch models in the new PB200 series are designed to deliver maximum performance with minimum power consumption, all featuring a slim and eye-catching design.

New REGZA ENGINE delivers clearer pictures
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Toshiba’s world-class semiconductor technology powers the REGZA ENGINE with its advanced video processing circuit. REGZA ENGINE has the ability to process received signals in real time and offer viewers enhanced video quality and superb image resolution.

TOSHIBA brings new generation TVs and PCs to the Philippines, Announces Solenn Heussaf as the New Brand Ambassador

With new brand ambassador Ms. Solenn Heussaff,Toshiba launches a leading-edge large-screen glasses-free 3D TV, a new Power TV series, and new notebook PCs.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Toshiba Philippines Inc. demonstrated today the power of its tagline, “Leading Innovation”, with the launch of its new generation of products for the Philippines: leading-edge large-screen, glasses-free 3D TV; a new Power TV series; and a new generation of notebook PCs, including the Z Series Ultrabook. The company also introduced its new brand ambassador for the Philippines, Ms. Solenn Heussaff.

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For the POWER TVPB200 Series specs click here.
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For Toshiba 55RZ1 Series specs click here.

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For Toshiba VL20 Series specs click here.

In its new line-up of state-of-the-art TVs, Toshiba unveiled the breakthrough 55-inch REGZA RZ1, the very first large-screen glasses-free 3D TV to be launched in the Philippines. Equipped with a Quad Full HD screen, the REGZA RZ1 provides viewers with a totally immersive 3D TV experience and can also deliver 2D content with four times (quad) Full HD resolution.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Operation Smile unveils 30th anniversary plans for “The Journey Home”

10 international missions. 9 sites. 3weeks. 30 countries. 1,000 volunteers.
This is Operation Smile’s upcoming 30th anniversary by the numbers.
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Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity that traces its roots to the Philippines, is set to conduct 10 missions in 9 different sites across the country for 3 weeks participated in by a thousand volunteers from 30 countries for its homecoming dubbed as “The Journey Home.”

Three decades after American couple Bill and Kathy Magee first set foot in the country, Operation Smile is coming back to the Philippines, the birthplace of the worldwide children’s medical charity that provides surgery and related health care to indigent children and young adults afflicted with cleft lip, cleft palate and other childhood facial deformities. It all began when the husband and wife team visited the country for a one-time medical mission in Naga City. Around 300 families, hoping to avail of free surgery for their children, trooped to the medical mission site. The Magees and their team however were only able to accommodate 40 children that day. One of the women whose child wasn't accommodated came to the Magees with a bunch of bananas, insistently telling the Magees it was a gift of gratitude for helping all the other children. That powerful memory tugged at the couple's hearts, inspiring them to mobilize support for another medical mission the next year. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Celebrating the New Pinoy lifestyle with’s I- Ball

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Filipinos have a knack for catching onto what is hip and trendy. From fashion to food, we Filipinos have been able to take a concept from other countries, give it a new twist and called it our own. Not only have we dominated social media sites like twitter and Facebook, we have also taken to online classified ads sites like, the preferred online classified ads for Pinoys by Pinoys and awarded the 2011 No. 1 Classified Ads website by Digital Filipino Search Profile Index, had recently organized its first Ayos Dito I-Ball, a blogger event attended by GMA Channel 7’s latest IT-GIRL – model/artist/singer/actress Solenn Heussaff and ABS CBN Channel 2’s upcoming dramatic actor John Medina and funny yet naughty DJ Tony Toni of Magic 89.9 at the COWO Asia in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

GMA artists at the Philippine National Day in Expo 2012 Yeosu, Korea.

The Kapuso Network, today’s number one broadcast station in the country, lends a helping hand to the Department of Tourism as the latter mounts the country’s participation in Expo 2012. Kyla and JayR are all set to showcase the Filipino’s world-renowned musicality when they perform at the forthcoming Philippine National Day. According to GMA Network Chairman & CEO, Atty Felipe L Gozon, helping the government mount such events abroad is part of GMA’s “serbisyong totoo” to the Filipino nation. “We must do our share in boosting our image in the global arena. The least we can do is lend our talents to the Expo in Korea.”

MARS: Suzi Abrera’s secret to work-life balance

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During the press conference of her new talk show on GMA News TV “MARS,” morning show host and celebrity mom Suzi Entrata Abrera revealed to the members of the press her formula for attaining a good balance between work and family life.

As a regular co-host of GMA’s weekday morning show Unang Hirit, Suzi needs to wake up as early as 3:00am from Monday to Friday.  But despite her “unusual” schedule, she still puts her family as her top priority.

[Ang family ko] naman talaga ang priority ko.  Kaya hindi talaga ako nagtatrabaho ng weekend kasi sabi ko yun lang yung time na makakasama ko ang mga kids ko mula umaga hanggang gabi, unless it’s a special situation.  Maaga din naman natatapos ang taping namin and so when I get home I still catch [my children] before they go to sleep.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

OPM is alive and kicking as locals and foreign-based Pinoys join PhilPOP to become the next big Filipino songwriter

A record-breaking 3,000 song entries, not just from the Philippines but Filipinos based in other parts of the world including the United Kingdom, France, Canada and neighboring Asian countries such as  Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, beat the deadline to submit their entries for the first ever Philippine Popular Music Festival’s (PhilPOP) search for the next, big Filipino songwriter.

The overwhelming local and global response to send entries for the competition is a clear indication that Original Pilipino Music (OPM) is indeed still very much alive – all that is really needed is the right vehicle to showcase their talents.